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The "Morning Edition" has translated headlines & newspaper photos. This Afternoon Edition has translations of the news articles, Daily Events, the Live Music Schedule & the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section including photos & info from individuals & local businesses .... Daily In Isla Mujeres. There are always links to the original articles in Spanish.
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15% property tax discount during January
Ahora, descuento del 15%
Viernes, 03 de Enero de 2014 22:01
Ofrece la Comuna en pago del impuesto predial, durante enero
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In December the property tax discount was 25% and in January it is 15%, and can be paid at City Hall between 9am and 6pm. There is also a fifty percent discount available to senior citizens and people with special needs. In February the discount will be ten percent.
Ferry rate adjusted due to IVA tax increase
Aplican ajuste en tarifas de cruce
Viernes, 03 de Enero de 2014 21:28
Ante homologación del IVA
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With the increase in the Value Added Tax to 16%, the price of one-way Ultramar ferry tickets rose as follows: Students: from 15 to 16 pesos, Residents with credential: from 40 to 42 pesos, and visitors from 70 to 78 pesos, but the round trip tourist rate is given as rising from 140 to 146 (78p x 2 = 156p, probably a typo.) According to the salesperson, tourists have not been objecting to the increase.
Port remains closed due to "Norte" : Bad for fishermen
Puerto se mantiene cerrado por “Norte”
Viernes, 03 de Enero de 2014 21:28
Pescadores, de malas
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Strong winds from Cold Front #23 caused closure of the port to general navigation except the ferry vessels. At first the Harbor Master allowed navigation within the lagoon area and to El Farito so the tour boat operators could offer their services, but due to the strength of the winds, at three o'clock in the afternoon the port was closed to general navigation to avoid accidents (except the ferries). This affected all the mariners of the island; fishermen, 'lancheros' who offer tours, divers, and sports fisherman, with more impact now that the influx of visitors is considerable.
Noticias de Quequi......
In trouble because of tonnes of trash
Ferry company helps Islander budgets
Cold front causes suspension of maritime activites
Ferry adjusts rates with increased VAT
Ferry ajusta su tarifa por subir IVAVer mas
Merchants are 'voracious predators'
Voraz rapiña de comerciantes[+] Ver mas
According to the employees who were changing prices at the grocery stores, the prices of canned goods rose by 10 percent, while executives deny this and say they were raised 5% in accordance with the 5% increase in the VAT tax.
Some consumers agreed that the increases were greater than 5% at the franchise stores, with the following price changes given, "which vary by brand and variety": liter of oil from 26 to 34.9p, 140gms of tuna from 8 to 16.54p, and a 640 ml can of beans from 11 to 11.86p.
At greengrocers, per kilo, salad tomatoes are selling for 28.3p, onions for 28.7p, chayotes for 7p, potatoes for 17.9p, and Tobasco bananas/platanos for 17.7p. Staple foods such a sugar, beans, meat and similar products sold in bulk are not supposed to be subject to VAT taxes.
Vuelve hacer de las suyas el clima[+] Ver mas
There was intermittent drizzle throughout the day, CONAGUA recommended that smaller boats should not go out on Saturday when we may be in the midst of the increasing strength of this mass of polar air that began to affect the peninsular region on Friday.
The medical personal of the General Hospital gave the usual advice about avoiding exposure to sudden temperature changes and ingesting foods and beverages high in vitamin C. HERE is a website for weather forecasts.
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FOR JANUARY EVENTS>>>>visit the preview edition of the Isla Mujeres Magazine...which will benefit Isla Mujeres Charities! HERE
It's King's Day on Monday & the Mayor has asked the Foreign Community if we'd pitch in with the Toy Collection & he invited us to the DIF distribution at the Basketball court/dome in La Gloria 5pm. Drop toys off at Barlitos today 8-4 or Monday 9-2, or Sunday at Paradice Ice Cream, upstairs at Hidalgo & the town square.
Roots Clinic Open Grand Opening: Rescheduled due to weather...date TBA
at 6:00pm El Patio Caribbean Grill~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
See tab at top of page!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Donation Drop offs:
Red Cross: Social Justicia Restaurant (south of ferry terminal, north of car ferry)
Books for Grade School Reading Program, Items for Isla Animals, Diabetes Supplies, Shoes for the Kids, Items for Little Yellow School House...Barlitos: On Hidalgo, the pedestrian street, at Abasolo Barlito's is closed for the holidays...If you need to drop off books, shoes, items for LYSH or Isla Animals.... contact the group (see tab at top "Charities" for contact info, or email me at email@example.com)
Toys for PEACE: Galerita across from Olivia's Restaurant
Iguana's: Thursday is Blues, with beer & pizza specials.
Friday evenings have featured Cuban-Vera Cruz music.
On Saturdays & Sundays they have Reggae- Caribbean-Tropical music. Starting around 6. Saturday they are grilling & Sunday's special is paella. Usual menu also.
Miguel's playing schedule
Fayne's BarandGrill Wednesday through Saturday 10:30pm - 12:00am.
Saturday Tequileria La Adelita's 12:00am - 2:00am for salsa night.Sunday Bahia Tortuga with the Sol Rockers 7:00pm - 9:00pm
John Cain's schedule
Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Friday, Bally Hoo Restaurant, solo, 630 to 830 pm
Saturday, The Sunset Grill, solo, 530 to 730 pm
Sunday, Bahia Tortuga, The Sol Rockers, 630 to 900 pmBanda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun
Fenix Sat ~3p Reggae/Cuban
Sun ~2p Salsa
(Start times have been variable. Posted on menu board by entrance)
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You may find live
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at Poc Na Hostel.
ComoNo, Isla Mujeres, Mexico RYAN RYCKMAN......back at ComoNo......every night 8:30
On the internet in the past 24 hours...
This is my first “official” message to the foreign residents & visitors on the Island. It is a bit short notice but that’s just the way it goes!
It was brought to the Municipio’s attention that many children from less privileged families did not receive Christmas presents & won’t receive anything on King’s Day. We are collecting new toys to give to these kids on Kings Day/Dia de Reyes which is Monday, January 6th. The gifts will be given to the kids on Monday at 5pm in the basketball dome in La Gloria. Everyone is welcome to attend.
If you have time today, tomorrow or even Monday, please pick up a toy or two & drop them off at Barlito today from 8 to 4pm, tomorrow Sunday at Los de Pescado (Barlito is closed) which is located above Paradice Ice Cream on the East corner of Hidalgo & the town square( upstairs) or on Monday at Barlito from 9 to 2pm. Chedraui has had some great sales on matchbox cars, Brenda dolls & other toys! But honestly some beach toys from the Super Express or even a toy from one of the shops downtown would be appreciated.
For those unfamiliar with King’s Day, “January 6th is Three Kings Day in Mexico, known as the Día de Reyes. This is Epiphany on the church calendar, the 12th day after Christmas, when the Magi arrived bearing gifts for baby Jesus. In Mexico children receive gifts on this day, brought by the three kings, los Reyes Magos, Melchor, Gaspar, and Baltazar. Some children receive gifts from both Santa Claus and the Kings, but Santa is seen as an imported custom, and the traditional day for Mexican children to receive gifts is January 6.” For even more information on the Mexican holiday check out http://gomexico.about.com/od/festivalsholidays/p/kings_day.htm
Got to love this island! I am sitting at my table this morning and I hear “Hello, hello”. I think it is my breakfast being delivered but no it is a young man in his poncho (it’s very wet out) selling bottles of fresh orange and grapefruit juices. I bought him out of the small bottles of orange juice. It is more expensive than buying the juice at the market but so convenient.
Barbara A. Beck
Hi everyone - if interested we need some sponsors for trophies for the Island Time Fishing Tournament (check it out on its facebook page). As you may or may not know this February will be the 5th annual tournament for Help a Special Child, Inc. proceeds help fund the Little Yellow School House on Isla Mujeres, for information on the school check them out on their face book page. Happy New Year
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Daily Update: Happy New Year Everyone. This is one of Momma Mack’s pups. Is that a look of safe and content – or what. Poor Momma is sick to death of feeding the pups, they all have teeth and nails now. I’m going to up the amount of food I give them and let her off the hook. Absolutely crazy day yesterday. We had a mini clinic here and spayed and neutered eight dogs, plus we gave Brad his first treatment for heartworm and checked out a few other island dogs. I had to leave before we were finished to do the “Art Fair” downtown where I sell my books and “Oceans Potions” creams and bath gel to raise money. Never a dull moment. Everyone has recovered beautifully from surgery and Brad gets a second treatment today. We’re still worried about Murphy but he’s stable. A big thank you to Patricia who has raised the monthly donations to $1,485.00.